Custom model developments

Development of the Local Emissions for Net Zero (LENZ) Modelling Suite for Toronto: coupling a strategic energy system model with a power system operation model


Client: City of Toronto (Canada)

The goal of this project is to i) provide the City with a suite of open-source energy modelling tools to support the implementation of its net-zero strategy accompanied by instruction manuals, tutorial videos, and ii) illustrate the modelling framework capabilities with a specific case study. We use the TEMOA platform to develop a capacity expansion model for the City of Toronto and the SILVER production cost model with higher spatial and temporal (hourly) resolutions to capture the operational aspects of the energy system (e.g., temporal fluctuations of energy supply and demand) and sufficient details to study the alignment of climate policies on meeting interim GHG targets and correct these policies as needed.

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DIAMOND – Delivering the next generation of open Integrated Assessment MOdels for Net-zero, sustainable Development

Client: European Commission


Development of a sophisticated TIMES optimization model for energy, electricity and greenhouse gas emissions projections in Quebec (Canada)

Client: Quebec Ministry of Finance and Quebec Ministry of Environment and Climate Change (Canada)